Romina got its start as a supplier to a Canadian nursery furniture maker; the company went solo in 2008 and has built a successful high-end brand focused on solid wood furniture.
Made in Romania, Romina’s success here could be attributed to two factors: first, good timing. Romina launched in the midst of the Chinese recall crisis in the early 2000’s—with furniture made in Romania, the company was one of the few not-made-in-China options out there at the time.
Second, Romina doesn’t cut corners when it comes to quality— the line features 100% solid beech wood construction. No MDF, no rubberwood, no veneers over particle board, etc. Romina dressers feature dove-tail joints, corner blocks and self-closing drawer glides that are smooth “like butter,” as one retailer described them.
Of course, this isn’t cheap—and if you want Romina, you’re going to pay for it. Cribs run $975 to $1500; a double dresser is $1175 to $1600. Yes, that is Restoration Hardware pricing . . . but the quality is much better at Romina, in our opinion. Plus RH’s nursery furniture is made in Vietnam/Asia, versus Romina in Europe (ok, Eastern Europe).
Romina’s major emphasis is their eco-friendly production—sustainably harvested wood, water-based finishes with no VOC’s, no formaldehyde glues, and so on. On some collection, a “Bees Wax” finish is optional, which as the name implies, is all-natural. Romina touts it as the ultimate organic finish. If you prefer a darker stain or painted look, Romina also offers eight other finishes, including a navy, white and brown metallic. Adding to their eco-focus, all Romina cribs (except the Silva brand; see below) are now GREENGUARD certified to be low in chemical emissions.
Romina is offering a new, unique finish on some of their cribs this year, called Velvet. It’s a water based finish with some of the properties of rubber–it resist scratches and has a matte appearance. Two collections will offer the Velvet finish at no upcharge.
Realizing those prices are a bit rich for the average nursery shopper, Romina offers a lower-priced line dubbed Silva. These cribs retail for $700 or less with a double dresser coming in at $900. We know, $700 is hardly “low price” for a crib—but as crib prices even in chain stores creep toward $500, Silva is in the ball park. The difference between Silva and Romina? Silva dressers are engineered wood with veneers and one-inch solid wood borders (Romina is solid wood). Silva dressers still feature self-closing drawer glides, although the styling is simpler and less ornate than Romina. There are four Silva collections with a choice of three finishes.
Romina has upgraded Silva in the past year—they are now using beech wood components for the dressers. The drawers in the Silva dressers have increased in size in the past year and now three finishes are available. shipping is free (take notes, Pottery Barn!).
Design-wise, Romina furniture is traditionally styled, although the company recently debuted a couple of modern collections with two-tone finishes (the New York, for example). We liked all the available accessories: each collection features nightstands, armoires, bookcases and the like. Our fave Romina style: an over-the-top crib (Cleopatra) that looks like a handlebar mustache (pictured below for your amusement), complete with a footboard that can be carved with your baby’s name.
Romina will debut a collection made from European Oak, which is heavy on knots and grain.
All in all, this is one of the best nursery furniture lines on the market . . . there are many expensive nursery furniture brands on the market that aren’t worth the asking price when it comes to quality. Romina is the real deal. Rating: A Baby Bargains Post!
Silva Furniture—Maximum Safety and Health with Real Value and Convenience
As parents, when we are buying a crib, a dresser or other furniture for our children, our first priority is safety. But we want durability and value as well. Children grow quickly—replacing a crib with a toddler bed with a big-person bed can be expensive.
At Silva Furniture, we are committed to providing parents in Jacksonville with well-built and carefully conceived products that minimize the risk of injury, while offering outstanding value, durability and adaptability. Our adaptable designs allow you to use the same bed from infancy until your child leaves home for college! We construct our children’s furniture entirely out of hardwoods, with entirely non-toxic finishes and materials. Our designs also avoid the use of small objects or parts that a child may swallow.
Silva Furniture—Built with the Health and Safety of Your Child in Mind
At Silva, we are a family owned and operated manufacturer of cribs, beds and dressers, with our third generation now involved in day-to-day operations. From the time we opened our business, we’ve consistently emphasized safety, long-term value and convenience, constantly striving to ensure that we use only the best materials, and that our product design and manufacturing place a premium on child health and safety.
We regularly test our new products and designs at authorized Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) labs in the United States. We also conduct routine random quality and safety inspections at our factory in Europe, ensuring that all cribs, beds and dressers comply with stringent safety and health requirements.
Keep Your Young Ones Safe and Healthy with Silva’s European-Made Furniture
At Silva Furniture, we carefully craft all our beds and cribs from 100% beechwood, one of the world’s densest and finest hardwoods, known for its weight and structural integrity, as well as its adaptability to changes in temperature and humidity. Unlike lightweight cribs made from cheaper woods or composites, our beechwood cribs won’t tip over or deteriorate over time. The solid beechwood construction, known for its superior furniture properties and environmental tolerances, can provide a safe experience for generations.
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We also understand that any substance in a crib poses a potential health risk to infants, toddlers and small children, including the finish on your furniture. We use only organic vegetable or water-based finishes, rather than polyurethane or similar treatments. All exposed wood is 100% non-toxic and fully safe, with no lead, phthalates, formaldehyde or other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to your family. Our designs strictly comply with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommendations, including the number and spacing of slats, eliminating the risk of your infant falling out or your toddler getting his or her head stuck between the slats. Our cribs also have no sharp edges or exposed hardware that could cause injury to your child.
Safe and Durable Dressers for Parents in Jacksonville
Silva’s baby and kids dressers have all structural and tension-bearing components crafted from hardwood as well, with a finish on all sides to maximize protection from environmental changes in humidity or temperature. Our dressers include hardware features that make certain the drawers don’t accidentally detach when children pull on them. There are also wall-anchored anti-tipping kits included with every dresser. To ensure the longevity of your Silva dresser, we use German engineered hydraulic soft-closing drawer mechanisms, with an estimated lifespan of 70 years, or 80,000 cycles, as warranted by the manufacturer.
Long-Term Value from Solid Construction and Convertibility
Because we use only the finest materials, our cribs retain their structural integrity for decades. Designed to adapt to your child as he or she grows, the cribs adjust to three different heights as your child grows—the highest setting for infancy, the middle setting to accommodate your child’s growth, and the lowest setting when your child is ready for the big kid bed. Because of the adaptability of a crib/bed from Silva, you don’t have to spend money every time your child outgrows a bed, saving you a lot of money in the long run!